how do I share files between two win 2000 computers both connected to same dsl modem

Posted on 2007-09-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I am trying to share folders between to computers, both with win 2000 os and both on the same network
How do I get Computer A to See computer B and have access to the folders, I am new at this so I need a step by step answer, if possible.
Question by:Rcorn8559
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    There might be firewalls making it more difficult for you, but basically this is what you need to do:
    First make sure you know the name of the both computers. You can see the name if you click with the right mouse button on "This computer" and select "Preferences". No go for the tab "Computer Name" or whatever. Change the names if needed. Here, I'll just assume they are called ALPHA and BRAVO. Also make sure both computers have the same settings for "Workgroup" (it simplifies life a bit).
    Next you need to make sure the users have the same name on both computers. You might add users using the control panel .
    Finally share a folder (click with right mouse button and select Sharing and Security (if memory serves me right). Just give it a name and set the preferences as you desire (read only or read and write).
    Now, assuming you created a share on ALPHA, go to BRAVO and select Start/Run... and type in \\ALPHA.
    Hopefully you will get a list of shared resources in ALPHA in a new window. Just select the share you want from there.

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